With a gala night slated for the Mella Theater in the Cuban capital on Thursday Feb. 11 at 6:30pm, the Excelencias Group will hold the fifth edition of the Cuba Excelencias Awards, a recognition that each year goes to boldface names and institutions in an effort to foster excellence in a number of fields, all of the them related to tourism, culture, education, gastronomy and society.
This year, the gala holds special significance for being the fifth Cuba edition of the Excelencias Awards created in 2005 by the celebrated Spain-based media group. Since then, these awards have turned out to be a reference for those who work hard in a bid to achieve higher goals on the road to excellence.
Over the past three years, the EXCELENCIAS AWARDS are presented in Cuba together with the EXCELENCIAS GOURMET AWARDS, the EXCELENCIAS DEL ARTE AWARDS and the SPECIAL CARIBBEAN NEWS DIGITAL AWARD.
In addition, the SILVIA ZORZANELLO AWARD, in tribute to the lifetime achievements of Brazil’s Silvia Zorzanello; the “RAMÓN ÁLVAREZ AWARD” that recognizes personalities that have excelled in the travel and tourism industry and that’s always granted to either an individual or institution committed to MICE travel; as well as the “EXCELENCIAS SPIRIT SPECIAL AWARD”, aimed at distinguishing those who carry the ideal tourism-oriented spirit of respect for society.
The presentation of the 11th edition of the 2015 EXCELENCIAS AWARDS took place January 20, 2016 within the framework of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain.
This time around, 35 projects and individuals were recognized in different categories, all of them boasting outstanding careers in the fields of travel and tourism, culture and gastronomy.
For further information on the international edition of the Excelencias Awards, visit http://www.caribbeannewsdigital.com/premios_excelencias/index.html)
This year in Cuba, a score of outstanding institutions, personalities and projects will be recognized during a gala night that will be teeming with the cultural spirit this island nation is marked by.
The gala night will feature a fusion of both seasoned and new artists, including the Jazz Band, the Revacer vocal group, the Polaroid Band, singers Zunilda, Cristian Alejandro and Mayco de Alma, instrumentalists César López and Héctor Quinta, as well as Eme Alfonso, Polito Ibañez and the Buena Fé Duet.
At the entrance of the Mella Theater, guests will have the chance to take a closer look at a socio-cultural project entitled Chessboards, an initiative launched by the Excelencias Group and the Jose Raul Capablanca Chess Club that has brought together a number of celebrated fine artists with a view to encourage the practice of chess on the island, especially among children and youngsters.
The Chessboard socio-cultural project is made up of fine artists Zaida del Río, Alicia de la Campa, Sinecio Cuétara, Gabriel Antonio Cuétara de la Campa, Milton Bernal, Alberto Sautúa Fernández, Landy Mesis Alvarez, Guillermo Zaldívar Rodríguez, Irving Torres Barroso, Adrián Cuba, José Antonio Oliva Alfonso, Jorge Salvador Guanche García, Reynaldo L. Alvarez Villamil, Héctor Montaner Naranjo, Iskra Ravelo and Ricardo Labarca Lebrigio.
Those interested in attending the gala night at the Mella Theater in Havana, on Thursday Feb. 11, at 6:30pm, please write to the following email address: email@example.com.
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